It’s a simple fact: you can’t have a party without dips! Whether you are a salty, sweet, sour, seafood-y, or savory kind of person, we’ve got you covered!
Whatever the occasion, whether you’re organizing a potluck, planning a family gathering, or having the ultimate BBQ, we have outlined dips to suit a range of different occasions.
If you’re unsure where to start, we recommend the sour cream veggie dip, the dessert chocolate fondue, or the Veletta sausage dip, these are just a few dips that all your guests are sure to love.
From savory dips such as the crab rangoon or a dessert dip like Reese’s peanut butter ball, this guide contains a range of recipes for the most daring and adventurous of people to those who prefer to keep things simple.
Whatever person you are, below, you will find 33 easy dip recipes suitable for a party.
1. Hormel Chili Cheese Dip
This Hormel chili cheese dip makes for the perfect appetizer. With only three ingredients you can whip this dip up in minutes!
Simply place a can of chili, cream cheese, and shredded cheese onto a dish. The hardest aspect you’ll face is putting it into the microwave!
Pair with tortilla chips, potato chips, Fritos scoops, corn chips, mini peppers, or even cucumbers for the ultimate game day snack.
2. Cowboy Caviar
This cowboy caviar dip is a hearty and colorful dip loaded with veggies, black beans, and avocados, all shaken in a zesty, homemade dressing. Perfect for potlucks (see also ‘29 Potluck Appetizers‘) or picnics!
While the ingredient list may be long, it is incredibly easy to make and can be assembled up to 8 hours before serving.
This dip is bursting with colors and flavors which will have your family and friends coming back for more.
3. Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip
For more sophisticated events such as a wedding, New Year’s, or Christmas parties, this cranberry cream cheese dip (see also ‘23 Easy To Make Cream Cheese Dip Recipes‘) is a no-brainer! If you bring it to a party it will get eaten.
This recipe is simpler than you may realize! All you need is cream cheese, cranberries, green onion, salt, and sugar! If you’re feeling brave, you could also add jalapenos!
Not only does this look great but it also tastes incredible as well! The combination of ingredients works perfectly together.
4. Roasted Vegetable Dip
Stuck on what to make your guests? Why not try this roasted vegetable dip?!
If you have fussy eaters in your family, this dip makes for a fun way to eat all your required vegetables without even knowing it.
All you have to do is roast your vegetables until tender, then place the vegetables in a food processor until blended. You either serve it with more fresh vegetables or crackers!
5. Bean Dip
If you’re looking for a hassle-free, mess-free, simple dip, then this bean dip would be perfect for you.
All you need are refried beans, cheese, green chilies, sour cream, salsa, and lime.
However, the secret flavor lies in the seasonings – garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and chili powder, all come together to make a mouthwatering dip.
Simply toss all the ingredients into your Crockpot (check out our favorite vegetarian crockpot dishes), and let the appliance all do the hard work for you! You’ll know when it’s done when the cheese has transformed into melty goodness.
6. Apple Brickle Dip
Did you know that dips don’t have to be exclusively appetizer dishes? Yes, they are also perfect for desserts!
This 5 ingredient apple brickle dip is a perfect sweet treat. Not only is it easy to make, but you should be able to find all the ingredients already in your pantry.
From cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla, and sugar, these are common ingredients everyone has! There’s no need to worry about dashing at the grocery store.
All you have to do is beat all the ingredients in a bowl, and voila! You have a delicious apple brickle dip. For an extra touch, you can fold in toffee bits!
7. Spinach Artichoke Dip
You can’t go wrong with a spinach artichoke dip. And the recipe is even better than the one you can get from Applebee’s – yes, we went there!
It is deliciously creamy and smooth, and the spinach, artichoke, and cheese flavor incorporate seamlessly together to create an unbeatable taste.
8. Chunky Mango Guacamole
Looking for a twist on the traditional guacamole recipe, then why not give this a try!
It makes for the perfect, refreshing dip for summer festivities.
For this recipe, simply combine avocados, mango, tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt for a healthier alternative!
Not only does it look great, but it also tastes incredible.
You can’t have a party without guacamole. And you can’t get any more authentic than this recipe!
All you need is onion, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, garlic, salt, cilantro, and lots and lots of avocados. No need for any unnecessary ingredients or fillers!
This recipe contains the perfect blend of high-quality ingredients to create flavors that blend seamlessly together at just the right consistency.
10. French Onion Dip
This is a party-favorite dip made from mayonnaise, sour cream, caramelized onions, parsley, chives, and garlic,
It’s cheesy, full of flavors, and is sure to get devoured at any party.
You can either serve it with bread sticks or potato chips. Whatever option you choose, just know that it’ll be a hit.
11. Easy Pizza Dip
You can’t go wrong with pizza: it tastes delicious and everyone loves it!
Take your love of pizza one step further by making this recipe. It is an easy, cheesy, pizza dip that your whole family is sure to enjoy.
Not only will the kids love it but also the adults. Whether you’re planning a family-friendly weekend dinner or preparing for the next football game, this dip will make the perfect accompaniment.
This recipe only requires 5 ingredients with 5 minutes of your time to prepare.
Mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and cream cheese are layered together, combined with pizza sauce, and topped with flavorful pepperoni.
12. Beer Cheese Dip
This beer cheese dip is perfect for those finger food potlucks (see also ‘31 Simple And Delicious Potluck Recipes‘) or Sunday afternoon football games. Whether served warm or cold, everyone will love this snack.
Depending on the type of beer you choose will greatly impact the flavor of the dip. If you prefer a more subtle beer flavor use a lite or pale beer for a sweeter taste.
On the other hand, if you prefer a more intense flavor use a darker ale to enjoy the bitter and robust taste. If you don’t like beer completely, replace it with apple cider.
13. Papa John’s Garlic Dipping Sauce
You might be wondering how to get Papa John’s deliciously creamy garlic sauce without having to buy pizza every time. The solution lies in this copycat recipe!
You no longer have to refrain from only using this sauce on pizza, now you can pair it with some tortilla chips, bread sticks, or even spread it on some steak.
The possibilities are endless; now that you can make your own!
The best thing? It is incredibly easy to make with only two ingredients. Yes, two! Garlic and liquid margarine. Combine the two ingredients and voila: creamy garlic dipping sauce.
14. Reese’s Peanut Butter Ball
Craving something sweet? Then this Reese’s peanut butter ball is sure to satisfy your sugary requirements.
If you have some leftover Halloween candy (see also ‘25 Spooky Halloween Appetizers‘), then this is the perfect recipe for you! It makes a fun twist to traditional dips that the children (and adults!) at the party are sure to enjoy.
With all the ingredients you need laying around the house, you can create a show-stopping masterpiece.
Simply mix the ingredients into a bowl to create some peanut buttery goodness, mold it into a ball, then cover with Reese’s pieces candy for the ultimate dip.
For dipping, pair with wafer waffles, graham crackers, or apples for the perfect combination.
15. Easy Chocolate Fondue
Chocolate fondue is among the best dips ever created. You can’t have a dip list without including it!
For this sinfully sweet chocolate fondue, all you need is to melt semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, milk, unsalted butter, vanilla extract, and salt together to form this silky smooth chocolate dip.
Dip your favorite fresh fruits and cookies into this for a truly mouth-watering experience!
16. Queso Dip
This Queso Dip is a copycat recipe to those cheese dips sold in jars at the grocery store or found in your favorite Mexican restaurants (check out our favorite Mexican soup recipes).
The beauty of the dip is that it remains silky smooth when it cools and reheats perfectly when needed.
While this recipe might be on the more complicated side, you won’t get an authentic Queso like this one from anywhere else!
17. S’mores Dip
Transform your living room into a campfire with this ridiculously delicious s’more dip. It’s everything you love about s’mores: fluffy, gooey, chocolatey, and soft.
The best thing? They are incredibly easy to make – you can even get your kids to join in!
Simply place a layer of chocolate onto the floor of your skillet, cover it with a layer of marshmallows, and place it in the oven.
In just about 5 minutes, the marshmallows should resemble a toasty, melty, and brown appearance.
Grab a packet of graham crackers and start digging it straight in the skillet.
18. Veggie Dip
This veggie dip is incredibly easy to whip up quickly. Made with mayonnaise, seasoning, dried herbs, and sour cream to create the best dip for freshly-cut vegetables.
Not only is it refreshing and creamy, but it is sure to be a crowd favorite. Great for getting your daily intake of vegetables!
19. Cowboy Crack Dip
This next dip gets its name for being incredibly addictive! It is a meaty, creamy, and cheesy dip that will transform your plain tortilla chips into an extraordinary snack.
Not only is it savory and rich, but it also contains a hint of sweetness thanks to the corn.
When preparing this dip, make sure to make doubles as your guests are bound to come back for more!
20. Cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip
You can’t go wrong with anything that includes bacon – and this recipe does just that.
Similar to the spinach dip, although; this recipe contains crispy bacon goodness. It is the perfect combination of texture and flavor that will leave your guest craving more!
Whether you serve with breadsticks, tortilla chips, or bread, just make sure to double (or triple!) this recipe as your guests are sure to come back for more.
21. Cookie Dough Dip
If you’re looking for a drool-worthy dessert dip, then you have come to the right place. This creamy, smooth dip tastes just like cookie dough but in dip form. Two of our favorite things mixed together!
All you need is butter, cream cheese, vanilla, confectioners and brown sugar, chocolate chips, and toffee bits for the ultimate dessert dip ever!
We can already feel a sugar-high coming along just thinking about it!
It’s so good that you may find yourself eating it by the spoonful!
22. Velveeta Sausage Dip
This Velveeta sausage dip is creamy, hearty, and a hit at parties!
While this may be one of the more time-consuming dips to make, it is well worth it. In just under 30 minutes you’ll be rewarded with cheesy goodness.
For this recipe, you’ll need breakfast pork sausages, taco seasoning, water, Rotel tomatoes (see also ‘The 5 Best Substitutes For Rotel‘), refried beans, and, of course, the secret ingredient; Velveeta.
Once finished, you can either serve it piping hot from the skillet or carefully move it into a dish – the choice is yours!
23. Dill Pickle Dip
For this dip, you’ll only need four ingredients: cream cheese, pickle juice, dill pickles, and fresh dill.
If you can’t get enough of pickles, you’re sure to love this recipe! Featuring a great combination of flavors for a crave-worthy effect.
24. Layered Taco Dip
This layered taco dip is a crowd-pleaser and is sure to get gobbled up in minutes!
It contains everything you love about a taco: layers of refried beans, salsa, creamy taco-flavored layer, cheese, and topped with all your favorite extras.
What’s great about this recipe is that you can customize this recipe to suit your own personal tastes.
It’s a packed dip that is not only healthy but incredibly delicious.
25. Blue Cheese Dip
Sometimes, blue cheese requires a specific taste. If you’re a cheese connoisseur, you’re sure to love this next recipe.
With only four ingredients and 10 minutes to spare, you can whip this recipe up relatively quickly.
Combined with vegetables for the ultimate dipping experience, it also goes perfectly with a glass of wine!
26. Pimento Cheese
This is the perfect Southern-style dip for whatever the occasion. In this recipe, you’ll find cream cheese, sharp cheddar, seasonings, and pimentos to create a truly irresistible dip.
It’s so good, you’ll be tempted to eat it with a spoonful!
This is a no-cooking recipe, all you need to do is combine all the ingredients and thoroughly mix until creamy and smooth.
You’ll be rewarded with a zesty, tangy dip that is perfect for the hot summer months.
27. Jalapeno Popper Dip
Spicy diced jalapenos, sharp cheddar cheese, and rich cream cheese and topped with Panko bread crumbs so that when it’s placed in the oven, it creates a delightfully warm and gooey dip.
Perfect for your next party occasion, it can even be made up to 3 days in advance! So you don’t have to worry about any last-minute preparations!
Serve with crackers, bread, or tortilla chips for the perfect combination of flavors.
Salsa is among those classic dips that everyone should make for a party. Not only is it incredibly popular among all guests but it also tastes delicious and adds a pop of color to your spread.
Containing jalapenos, tomatoes, garlic, green chiles, onions, and more, this is sure to be a crowd favorite.
Depending on your spice preferences, you can either add more or fewer spices to accommodate your personal tastes.
29. Greek Pita Spread
This is the perfect summer dip that will blow your whole family away through its delicious and refreshing flavors.
Jam-packed with vegetables, this dip is incredibly healthy. Featuring 6 different vegetables, you will be sure that all your guests receive their daily vegetable intake!
You don’t need to worry about any cooking, simply toss all the ingredients together with some cream cheese, sour cream, feta, and vinaigrette, and voila; you’re done!
For the ultimate experience, serve with slightly warm pita bread.
30. Cannoli Dip
Who doesn’t love cannoli? And when made into a dip it becomes 100X more irresistible.
Much easier than creating a whole cannoli, this dip only requires 5 ingredients: ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, heavy cream, and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
You can dip it with fruits, graham crackers, wafer waffles, or any other of your favorite sweet treats.
31. Crab Rangoon Dip
Cheesy, hot, creamy, and fully loaded with crab, this dip is perfect when served with crackers, fried wonton chips, or tortilla chips!
While this recipe is one of the more complex dips featured on this list, it is definitely worth your time! It can even be prepared a day early if you don’t mind eating it cold.
This recipe combines all your favorite restaurant’s flavors and combines them into this scoopable dip, the effort it takes to make it worth it.
32. Caramel Apple Dip
This caramel apple dip is a quick and easy dessert that only requires 4 ingredients within 6 minutes of your time!
Caramel sauce, sugar, toffee bits, and cream cheese are all combined together to create sweet, oozy-gooey goodness!
Perfect for those fall parties where every slice of apple transforms into a county fair caramel apple!
It is no secret that hummus is a popular party dip. However, did you know the secret to making the perfect hummus dip?
For the creamiest, smoothest hummus you have ever tried you need one thing: a high-speed electric blender.
If you don’t have one, a food processor will do just fine, although; it won’t be as creamy.
Featuring 7-ingredients this recipe is packed with flavors and textures, and only takes approximately 5 minutes to make.
For the smoothest hummus, you’ll need to include a good amount of tahini and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.
Garnish with chili flakes and eat with either breadsticks or warm pita bread.
Frequently Asked Questions
Best Way To Store Dips?
The best way to store your dips is in the refrigerator. When sealed, this ensures that they are able to last longer.
Just remember to make sure your fridge is set between 0 and 4 degrees celsius.
Can I Freeze My Dips?
Dips such as hummus can be stored and portioned in airtight containers with some space available at the top to be placed in the freezer.
To defrost again, place your dip in the refrigerator. If you’re freezing hummus, you may find the oils may slightly split, therefore; give it a quick stir to make it as good as new!
You can’t have a party without dips. With this in mind, we have created a list of the easiest dips to bring to your next party. Hopefully, we have provided you with some dip inspiration!
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